I read in today's The Daily today, that we might be nixing the maize pants in favor of all whites. Does anyone have any sort of confirmation as to what we will be wearing? Also, thoughts?
here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
It's been rumored before, but there's not been any confirmation. Probably won't find out until the game starts. I think it would be pretty neat, especially since Iowa fans are trying for a "blackout". Would be a pretty neat contrast.
...in white. Gotta love it.
I have heard that it is a no-go and we'll be wearing White and Maize...but you never know.
It looks like Tate is wearing a fanny pack. awesome.
With white long sleeve and white shoes, M'd look like an army or storm troopers. Although Tate would have to dress in all black as their imperial leader.
versus the blackout could be a good concept.
Though we won't know until we see it - could be awful.
At least since its field turf it won't turn into a brown out for us?
...that somebody (Rodriguez, Bruce Madej, somebody) would have killed the rumor if it wasn't true. It would be so easy to say, "No; you know what our road uniforms look like, we have a contract with adidas for teh design and supply of our uniforms, and we've purchased our uniforms for the season, and that's that. We might look at some other uniform possibilities next year."
I heard that Madej already shot this rumor down...but I have no idea. I am hoping for white.
Read the other thread about this very topic... Madej has not made any confirmation or denial about this.
hear that nobody at the University will confirm or deny the rumor. I really hope we do wear them as I have been waiting for some type of change like this for a while just to see it happen. Could be cool.
If you know Bruce, he's not one to play games about that sort of thing. He's had a golden reputation for decades because he is such a decent, honorable, straight-shooter.
I would think exactly the opposite. Rumors like that aren't something that administrations ever pay attention to. I'd think if they were going to do it, they'd have already splashed announcements all over everything.
I've heard this too but the "black-out" is new to me and it makes the idea of all white even more appealing to me. I hope the rumor is true.
posted online from the Iowa Athletic Director which, if it was true, was directed to Hawkeye students and said that Michigan was breaking out the white pants for the first time in decades to counter act the "black out" tomorrow.
FWIW. May be real, may be e-untrue, but the rumors have been swirling for a week and no one has said NO.
All of this has been adequately covered in the "White pants @ Iowa?" thread. It's not like it isn't, oh, 10 threads below this one in the MGoBoard thread list.
Are you possibly thinking of the e-mail (not letter) posted by Tim McLaughlin, the "President & Co-Founder of 'Hawks Nest'" that appeared on another blog?
I have asked where Tim McLaughlin got his info -- I had suspected that he was reading Michigan blogs.
So where did you see a letter from Iowa's AD?
For all I know the letter came from Iowa's governor.
In the words of whoever is with Paris Hilton tonight, I am now going to withdraw.
I am of the opinion of don't FUCK with the uniforms!
No white pants. No blue pants. Just maize pants. White jerseys. Blue jerseys.
Leave the uni's alone.
and yet your avatar is a cropped picture of Gordie Bell wearing the 1974-5 white pants...
Details. Details. Details.
Are we trying to make them more comfortable? They handled Penn State's "White Out" with ease.
White pants? After Labor Day? Really?
No, No, No. This is Michigan, and Michigan wears maize and blue. The same hold true for the ill conceived all maize unis.
Except, you know, when they wear their white jerseys or have worn the white pants in the past.
Just because they wore white pants in the 70's doesn't mean they should wear them again. Yes, I know they wear white jerseys for road games. IMO, the removal of maize pants would be a serious detriment to the character of the Michigan uniform. The idea of a 'white out' are for those teams that lack the historical reputation of a uniform. Michigan should have some significant combination of maize and/blue in the uni for all games, and should never move to all white, even for special occasions.
For those that advocate the all white, would you also be proponents of Michigan Stadium having a 'white-out' for a game. I sincerely hope not.
And seriously, I am arguing about maize v. white pants...I am shutting the interwebs off for a while and doing some work.
the helmets still look great.
They are in fact wearing white, and a also a little change to the helmets. see below.
I don't care how many times you post it, your link doesn't work.
Does anyone have a link to photos from these games? I would love to see what they look like?
Check the Bentley Historical Library:
Website where this rumor first started flying around:
the display case?
Not white, not maize, not yellow. I think there were about four color choices back then. Maybe fewer.
You know I'm starting to think that the AD may have missed an opportunity to tell the fanbase the team was wearing all white and suggest that Michigan fans visiting Kinnick do the same. The contrast between the Iowa "black out" and the sections of all white would have been pretty sweet.
It looked so cool when the White Sox did a black out last season.
This very well could be wrong but doesn't ND wear the green jerseys every once and a while and not tell people? Isn't it an attempt to get the crowd into even more of an uproar before the game? I could l be wrong there but I think it is true.
I also realize this is an away game so it may not get too many fans uproaring but it may get the team a little more hyped if they don't know they're wearing them or if they're surprising people. Hell I don't know, makes sense a little.
I think they've scrapped those jerseys since I think their record is like 0-5 or something in recent years in those jerseys. (as opposed to their DOMINANT normal jersey record, right?)
I thought preseason the rumor was blue pants for the Iowa game. Either way I think they would be sweet. I like blue more than white but I'll take both.
I'm very big into tradition and I don't like change. I prefer very basic uniforms (for example, I love ours, I love Penn State's). I'm of the opinion that we should never, ever change the home uniforms, but I'm ok with continuing to tinker with the away uniforms every so often. They've been playing with the away jerseys for my entire life. I don't mind that at all, as long as it's not a significant change.
That being said, this is probably the biggest change of my lifetime. I'm 33 and I don't recall them ever actually changing the color of a uniform item. But, since it has roots in tradition - we've worn white pants before - I'm all for it. I understand why people don't want to change anything at all, but this is something I can live with. If it's true, I can't wait to see it.
in the umgoblog link of #9 with the long blue socks. Of course I like the long blue sock look and I know some don't. To each his or her own though. Long white socks would be too much white for me.
look like practice unis, or Penn State away unis. I prefer the traditional Maize, though I would like to see them redo the away jerseys.
according to a shirt I have seen at The Big House.
White - not so much.
The Maize pants stand out more, it contrasts better with the black anyway.
The all white uni reminds me of Texas road unis that look like long underwear.
Don't mess with the tradition, don't mess with the unis.
The Maize does contrast extremely well in all cases minus Iowa. They wear yellow pants so we really don't offset them. I like the maize pants but wearing white every once in a while (this being once in 40 years) I'm okay with it.
The lacrosse team used to kick shit occasionally in all white uni's...and with the winged helmets we looked fawkin' good.
So I hope we go for it.
I would prefer all maize jerseys. Now that would look sick!
I can tell your new.
Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I will be 8.3% more excited if we win the game in white pants than I will be if we wear maize ones (whereas I'd be 14.7% less excited if we were to win in blues).
Whatever, I just think the purples are unlucky.